Fix Internet Proxy Server Not Responding Error

Having trouble with an internet proxy server not responding error? Let’s troubleshoot and fix the issue.

Check your internet connection to ensure it is working properly before troubleshooting the proxy server issue.

Adjusting Proxy and Internet Settings

Adjusting proxy and internet settings

To adjust your proxy and internet settings, you can start by accessing the Control Panel on your Windows computer. Click on the “Internet Options” and then navigate to the “Connections” tab. From there, click on the “LAN settings” button.

In the LAN settings window, you can uncheck the box next to “Use a proxy server for your LAN.” Click “OK” to save the changes and then exit out of the Control Panel.

If you’re using Google Chrome, you can adjust the proxy settings by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window. From the menu, select “Settings” and then scroll down to click on “Advanced.” Under the “System” section, click on “Open your computer’s proxy settings.” This will open the “Internet Properties” window where you can make the necessary adjustments.

For Microsoft Edge, you can access the proxy settings by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window. From the menu, select “Settings” and then click on “Privacy, search, and services.” Scroll down and click on “Open proxy settings.” This will also open the “Internet Properties” window where you can make the needed changes.

In Firefox, you can access the proxy settings by clicking on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the browser window. From the menu, select “Options” and then scroll down to the “Network Settings” section. Here, you can click on “Settings” to adjust the proxy configuration.

It’s important to make sure that your antivirus software or firewall is not causing the issue. You can temporarily disable these programs to see if they are the cause of the problem. Additionally, you can try rebooting your computer and router to see if that resolves the proxy server not responding error.

Clearing DNS Cache and Modifying Network Configurations

  • Open Command Prompt by typing “cmd” in the Windows search bar and selecting the Command Prompt app.
  • Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter to clear the DNS cache.
  • Wait for the confirmation message saying “Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.”

Modifying Network Configurations

  • Open the Control Panel by typing “control panel” in the Windows search bar and selecting the Control Panel app.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • Select Change adapter settings from the left-hand menu.
  • Right-click on your network connection and select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
  • Choose Use the following DNS server addresses and enter the preferred and alternate DNS server addresses provided by your ISP or a public DNS service.
  • Click OK to save the changes.

Updating or Reinstalling Network Drivers

To update or reinstall network drivers, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + X and select Device Manager from the menu that appears.

2. In Device Manager, locate and expand the Network adapters category.

3. Right-click on your network adapter and select Update driver.

4. Choose to search automatically for updated driver software. If an update is found, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

5. If updating the driver does not fix the issue, you can also try uninstalling the driver by right-clicking on it in Device Manager and selecting Uninstall device. Then, restart your computer to let Windows reinstall the driver.

6. If you still encounter the “Internet proxy server not responding” error after updating or reinstalling the network drivers, consider checking for antivirus software or firewall settings that may be blocking the connection.

7. Also, make sure to scan your computer for adware and malware that could be affecting your internet connection.

8. Another troubleshooting step is to reset your network settings by going to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings, right-clicking on your network connection, and selecting Disable. Then, right-click on it again and select Enable.

9. Finally, if you are using a VPN or proxy server, try disabling it to see if that resolves the issue.

Performing a Network Reset or Browser Reset

If you’re experiencing an Internet Proxy Server Not Responding error, you may need to perform a network reset or browser reset to resolve the issue.

To perform a network reset in Windows, you can use the following steps:
1. Press the Windows key + S and type “network reset” in the search bar.
2. Click on “Network reset” from the search results.
3. Click on “Reset now” and follow the on-screen instructions to reset your network settings.

For a browser reset in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, you can follow these general steps:
1. Open the browser and go to the settings or options menu.
2. Look for the option to reset or restore the browser to its default settings.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset the browser.

Performing a network reset or browser reset can help resolve issues with the Internet Proxy Server Not Responding error.

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